The Cass High School and Woodland High School softball teams are playing in the Chattanooga Score International Invitational Tournament this weekend at Warner Park and both teams suffered losses Friday night.
Cass lost a pair of games — falling to Lovett 10-4 and South Effingham 7-3. Woodland was shutout by Gordon Lee, 9-0.
Both teams will play again on Saturday. Cass led early in their game with Lovett. The Colonels took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and led again 3-2 after three innings, but it was a five-run fourth inning for the Lions that allowed Lovett to take control.
Rachael Lee (5.2 IP, 6R, 5ER, 11H, 1BB, 1K) took the pitching loss for the Lady Colonels. Macenzie Dougharty retired the final out in the sixth, but was roughed up for four earned runs on a walk and three hits.
Kylee Hembree doubled twice for Cass and drove in three runs. Lee also had a pair of hits. Alexis Woods contributed a double and one RBI. Eryn Lee, Ansley Hight, Kimberly Allen, and Kelly Young had the other Cass hits.
South Effingham scored in all four of their offensive frames to beat Cass 7-3 in five innings.
Haylee Johnson (5 IP, 3R, 2ER, 4H, 3BB, 5K) tossed all five innings for South Effingham for the pitching win. Hembree (4 IP, 7R, 6ER, 7H, 3BB) suffered the loss in the circle for the Lady Colonels.
Chloe Turner paced South Effingham with three doubles and three RBI.
Woods finished with a pair of doubles at the top of the Colonels’ order. Eryn Lee had a double and one RBI. Rachael Lee had the other Cass hit. It was also a double.
Cass (9-10) plays St. Pius and Class 3A top-ranked Calhoun Saturday.
Gordon Lee pitcher Emma Langston hurled a five inning, one-hitter to blank Woodland Friday night 9-0. She issued one walk and fanned six.
Kailey Baker had the only Lady Cats base hit. Lainey Baker (4 IP, 9R, 3ER, 7H, 3BB, 2K) suffered the pitching loss.
Gordon Lee, ranked No. 1 in Class A, improved to 17-1. Woodland (9-8) continues play in the Chattanooga Tournament Saturday.